SmackDown Tag

Posted On March 15, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Match Announced For SmackDown, Update On Orton vs. Punk

– The WWE Tag Team Championship will be on the line this Friday on SmackDown as Edge joins forces with Christian to take on Heath Slater and Justin Gabriel. The duo has won the WWE Tag Team Championship on seven occasions. — No members of Nexus will be in CM Punk’s corner for his match against Randy Orton at WrestleMania XXVII. Just as Michael McGillicutty and David Otunga, “The Viper” punted Ryan in the skull following his victory tonight on Raw, which would indicate that he has been written offRead More
– Select WWE Divas filmed a cameo appearance for Tough Enough last week. — Zack Ryder announced on Twitter that WWEShop.com will begin selling headbands bearing his insignia soon. “The Long-Island Iced-Z” has pushed WWE to manufacture more Ryder merchandise. — Reunited for the first time in nearly a decade, Edge and Christian used their veteran skills to achieve victory over Alberto Del Rio and Brodus Clay on SmackDown. “Captain Charisma” took to Twitter to comment on the reunion. “Thanks 4 all the gr8 feedback on Edge&Christian reuniting on SmackdownRead More
– Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has been well-received amongst the WWE locker room. One WWE employee noted that everyone in the company should be pleased he’s appearing at WrestleMania because it means more money for everyone. — Former WWE Women’s Champion Lita appears from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Frank & Son Collectibles (located on 19649 San Jose Ave. City of Industry, California) on Saturday, April 16. — WWEShop.com has marked down all Kofi Kingston merchandise by 50 to 75%. Also note, WWE has not released new Kingston merchandiseRead More
– WWE Hall of Famer Mae Young celebrates her 88th birthday today. Also celebrating birthdays today are former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Nunzio (39) and inaugural Tough Enough winner Nidia (31). — Following Rey Mysterio’s victory over Drew McIntyre on SmackDown, Cody Rhodes emerged, wanting an answer to his challenge for a match at WrestleManie. Mysterio accepted. — The SmackDown taping on May 24, 2011 will be held at the Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena in Spokane, Washington. Tickets go on sale March 19, 2011. (Thanks to Devin Cutting) — The MarchRead More
WWE.com is advertising John Cena and Triple H for tonight’s episode of SmackDown as they promote their respective matches at WrestleMania XXVII. John Cena will participate in an exclusive interview with Michael Cole while Triple H will respond to a potential No Holds Barred showdown with The Undertaker. Though not advertised, the main event of the show is Alberto Del Rio and Brodus Clay vs. Edge and Christian. Other matches that will take place include: * Kane vs. Wade Barrett * Cody Rhodes vs. JTG * Drew McIntyre vs. ReyRead More
– Shelton Benjamin worked a dark match prior to this week’s SmackDown taping in Houston, Texas, beating SmackDown Superstar Curt Hawkins. The feeling is that based on how well he performed and the solid reaction he received from the hometown crowd, he will receive an offer to return to the organization after WrestleMania XXVII. Follow the match, Benjamin said on Twitter that he ‘may or may not be returning to WWE’. — A joke going around WWE regarding Vince McMahon’s doctrine that The Undertaker’s match with Triple H at WrestleManiaRead More
Shelton Benjamin worked a dark match prior to tonight’s SmackDown taping in Houston, Texas, beating SmackDown Superstar Curt Hawkins. He received a solid reaction from the hometown crowd. During Benjamin’s near ten year tenure with World Wrestling Entertainment, he won the Intercontinental Championship three times, the United States Championship once, and the WWE Tag Team Championship on two occasions. Benjamin was released from his contract last April, along with Slam Master J, Kung Fu Naki, Jimmy Wang Yang, Mickie James and Katie Lee Burchill. Benjamin appeared for Ring of HonorRead More
On the February 18 episode of SmackDown, Vickie Guerrero fired Edge, claiming that he had attacked SmackDown General Manager Theodore Long several weeks prior, and awarded Dolph Ziggler the World Heavyweight Championship during a coronation ceremony later that night. Long returned during the ceremony however, and Guerrero revealed Ziggler as the attacker after being accused of orchestrating the attack by Long. Long rehired Edge and gave him his rematch, in which Edge regained the championship. Ziggler’s first World Championship reign lasted 11 minutes and 23 seconds, the shortest in historyRead More
– Dolph Ziggler was announced as the newest member of the Raw roster tonight on Monday Night Raw following his termination from SmackDown on February 18. Following Ziggler’s win over John Morrison, the Anonymous Raw General Manager announced that his business partner, Vickie Guerrero can join the Raw roster if she wins her match against Trish Stratus on next week’s show. — Though WWE.com announced Brie Bella as the No. 1 Contender to the WWE Divas Championship due to her victory last week on Raw, it was her sister NikkiRead More
– Out of action for six months due to an attack by Alberto Del Rio, Christian made his return to SmackDown last night. When Del Rio attacked Edge at their WrestleMania contract signing, “Captain Charisma” came to the aid of his former tag team partner. It was announced earlier that Christian would be returning to SmackDown on next week’s show. — The March 3, 2011 episode of WWE Superstars on WGN America drew a 0.57 cable rating, with 596,000 viewers. The midnight replay did a 0.14, with 128,000 viewers. —Read More
– WWE Hall of Famer Afa The Wild Samoan has returned with his column “The Way I See It” on PopTheCrowd.com and spoke about the return of his nephew The Rock to the WWE. He wrote “I was real pleased when I heard the news that my nephew Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson was to appear on Raw, and happy for the fans that he will host Wrestlemania 27. Although Dwayne reached mega success in Hollywood, he never lost his love for this great sport and I know that he enjoysRead More

Posted On March 1, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Syfy Touts SmackDown’s Record Rating

Syfy issued a press release tonight touting the February 25 telecast of WWE Friday Night SmackDown. WWE Friday Night Smackdown® FEBRUARY 25 TELECAST MOST WATCHED EVER ON SYFY – AND MOST WATCHED Friday Night Smackdown IN MORE THAN A YEAR! SEASON HIGHS OF TOTAL VIEWERS, ADULTS 18-49, ADULTS 25-54 AND HOUSEHOLD RATINGS POWERS SYFY TO #1 AMONG ALL PRIMETIME CABLE TELECASTS AMONG ADULTS 18-49 NEW YORK – February 28, 2011 – WWE Friday Night Smackdown® established season highs in total viewers, Adults 18-49, Adults 25-54 and household ratings during itsRead More

Posted On February 28, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

The Miz & WWE Diva To Appear In Movie, Vickie Guerrero Update

– IMDB.com lists WWE performers Mike Mizanin (a/k/a The Miz) and Layla El (a/k/a Layla) as cast members of the upcoming movie Stainless Steel. The synopsis of the film reads: “Former underground out-law, John Steel is hired from the CIA to bring down 4 members of a silent corrupt group within the FBI.” The movie also stars Cam Gigandet, Mia Wasikowska, Paddy Considine and Tamzin Merchant. It is scheduled for release in 2012. — After losing a Mixed Tag Team Match against ex-husband Edge on SmackDown, Vickie Guerrero was firedRead More
Promoting this Tuesday’s SmackDown taping at the Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio, Kelly Kelly participated in a quirky interview with Cleveland.com’s self-professed ‘Pop Diva’ Andrea Simakis. Prior to the interview text, Simakis reveals that she was prohibited from referring to WWE as “wrestling.” Rather, it is “entertainment” or “sports entertainment.” She also adds that wrestlers aren’t to be called wrestlers, as they are “Superstars” or “Divas.” The SmackDown Diva was asked about WWE discovering her in a modeling catalog and her initial reaction to joining the organization. She replied,Read More

Posted On February 20, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

What Happened After Samckdown/Dolph Ziggler’s Firing

WWE has posted footage of what happened after this week’s SmackDown where Vickie Guerrero came out and demanded a rematch for Dolph Ziggler, following Dolph’s World Heavyweight Title loss and storyline firing. Teddy Long came out and ordered Vickie Guerrero out of the building. Ziggler refused to leave the ring so Teddy introduced his special security – Big Show. Show knocked out Ziggler and then carried him away from the ring on his shoulders. WWE has moved Ziggler profile to their Alumni section.Read More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

New Match Added To Sunday’s Elimination Chamber PPV

WWE.com announced today that Intercontinental Champion Kofi Kingston will face Alberto Del Rio this Sunday at Elimination Chamber. The bout is a non-title re-match from last Friday’s episode of SmackDown, which saw Del Rio defeat Kingston via submission. The announced card is as follows: WWE Championship Match The Miz (c) vs. Jerry Lawler Raw Elimination Chamber Match John Cena vs. John Morrison vs. R-Truth vs. Randy Orton vs. Sheamus vs. CM Punk SmackDown Elimination Chamber Match Edge vs. Dolph Ziggler vs. Kane vs. Drew McIntyre vs. Rey Mysterio vs. WadeRead More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Owen PattersonIn News

Lilian Garcia Update, WrestleMania Ticket Sales, Death Of ECW

- WrestleMania 27 in Atlanta is still not sold out. WWE officials are expecting a lot of tickets to sell this week following the news that The Rock will be guest hosting the event. – After Tuesday night’s SmackDown tapings in San Diego, Edge cut a promo and put over the city and it’s fans. Edge spoke fondly about wrestling the late Eddie Guerrero on a SmackDown show from San Diego years ago. – It was one year ago today that WWE aired the final episode of ECW on SyFy.Read More

Posted On February 16, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

SmackDown Diva Injured, DiBiase Loses To Developmental Star

– Percy Watson beat Ted DiBiase in a dark match prior to last night’s television tapings in San Diego, California. — WWE returns to the La Crosse Center in La Crosse, Wisconsin on Sunday, May 29, 2011. Ticket information has not been released. — Chris Jericho appears on Busted Open today, 3:00 PM ET – Sirius 125/XM 241. — Wearing a cast on her right foot, Michelle McCool limped ringside at last night’s SmackDown taping in San Diego, California to commentate a match pitting Layla and Maryse against Eve andRead More

Posted On February 12, 2011By Daniel PenaIn News

Is Edge Still The World Hvt. Champion?, Title Holdup Teased

The WWE website is questioning whether Edge is still the World Heavyweight Champion following last night’s episode of SmackDown. The “Rated R Superstar” retained the belt over Dolph Ziggler after Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews replaced Vickie Guerrero as the bout’s Special Guest Referee and made the three-count. WWE.com published an article concerning Matthews’ involvement with the match, which teases controversy. “And although Matthews wouldn’t divulge who gave him the authority to be a WWE Official, the WWE Universe is left to wonder if Edge is still the WorldRead More